#42 Matthew Collins
A short-stick defensive midfielder … played in 31 career games … eight ground balls and five caused turnovers.
AS A SENIOR (2014): Played in all 18 games … picked up a career-best six ground balls … caused four turnovers, including two in the national title game versus Duke … earned his second monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Played in 12 games … picked up two ground balls … scooped up a ground ball against Ohio State and St. John’s … earned his first monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in one game … made his Fighting Irish debut in a 9-1 triumph of Providence.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Did not see game action during his rookie campaign.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A two-sport athlete at Georgetown Prep … earned four letters in lacrosse and three in football … helped Georgetown Prep to three conference (IAC) titles in lacrosse … team achieved national rating all four years of his playing career … member of the Maryland Free State team … ranked as the 28th best incoming midfielder, and 91st overall prospect, by Inside Lacrosse … played safety and wide receiver in football … named all-league (MIAA), all-county and honorable mention all-state in football … recorded seven interceptions in nine games during senior year … son of Steve and Carin Collins … father played football at the University of Delaware … has three siblings … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2014 with a management consulting degree.